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Starting where Book 1 left off, Duncan MacDonnough has assumed leadership of the local vampire conclave and changes are being met with resistance.Kimber Treat, the necromancer everyone (including her) blames for starting the zombie apocalypse in the first place. Duncan and Kimber are new in their love and the complications of zombies and hungry vampires puts stress on an aStarting where Book 1 left off, Duncan MacDonnough has assumed leadership of the local vampire conclave and changes are being met with resistance.Kimber Treat, the necromancer everyone (including her) blames for starting the zombie apocalypse in the first place. Duncan and Kimber are new in their love and the complications of zombies and hungry vampires puts stress on an already shaky relationship. Duncan wants to keep her safe, but Kimber still believes she can end the Outbreak. Will the cost be too great? Approx. 60,000 words....

Title : Vampire's Thirst
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ISBN : 9781455552603
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Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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Vampire's Thirst Reviews

  • Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
    2019-05-11 21:56

    Another sexy installment to the series. I wasn't expecting all the smexiness between Duncan and Kimber, but even the zombie apocalypse couldn't stop these two from keeping their hands off each other! The ending wrapped up too perfectly for my taste but I'm sure Ms. Garner has some tricks up her sleeve for the next book. #CleanSweepARC

  • Lisarenee
    2019-05-03 19:02

    Notes: I received an eARC loan from the publisher. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>My Synopsis:The zombie apocalypse is going strong. Duncan is adjusting to his new role as Vampire King and is trying to keep moral up while attempting to keep the peace between the humans and vampires. Humans are volunteering to become blood donors for vampires in exchange for protection. They're also becoming restless and resent being cooped up and unable to get out. While their confinement is for their own protection, it does get a bit monotonous, but when even the smallest runs to get supplies more times than not ends in someone dying, it can't be helped. While tensions are running high, Kimber feels responsible for the apocalypse and keeps trying to figure out what caused it so she can reverse it. One thing appears clear--the darkness that escaped during a reanimation gone wrong has to be pushed back into the Unseen. In order to do that, she needs to experiment on zombies. Afraid to confide in Duncan her theory of how to reverse the situation, their relationship will be put to the test. If a reversal of what happened can't be accomplished, the whole world will be doomed. While it sounds simple--cure the zombies save the world--it's anything but and Kimber will put her life on the line.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>My Review:Another entertaining read by Ms. Garner. Vampire's Thirst picks up shortly after Vampire's Hunger left off. If you haven't read Vampire's Hunger, I recommend you do. It's a quick read and will make the reading of this book more enjoyable.Things look bleak as the number of humans decreases as the number of zombies increases. As supplies begin to grow short, alternative methods of gaining food are explored. Safety is the priority and everything done takes careful planning. Meanwhile, Duncan's human donor plan is starting to gain the attention of other vampire leaders. Willing donors are a novelty, and while vampires seem to enjoy and benefit from it, humans are only agreeing because the alternative almost surely would lead to death by zombie.I like the stress and tension everything brings to the oh so new relationship between Duncan and Kimber. Insecurities and misunderstandings develop between the two as obligations and loyalties pull them apart and make them see how different their lives are. As with any good relationship, it takes work, commitment, and communication. I like that Ms. Garner didn't make things super easy on this couple.Overall, I really liked the story and gave it 3 1/2 out of 5 roses. There was one discrepancy I found between the first book and this one. In the first book it was stated vampires couldn't become zombies. They just suffered horrible pain. In this book, it was said they'd become a sort of super zombie retaining all their vampire speed and strength. It didn't affect the outcome of this book, but I'm curious about any future books. Of course, as I was reading an ARC, the author may have righted this error before the book goes to print. I'll be curious to see if she does. If not, I supposed in the third book she could claim at first they thought they couldn't be turned until they found out differently. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a SHOWER rating--a cold shower is necessary (need I say more?). Some books should come with a warning--make sure your significant other is handy or your shower is in working order. lol As with the first book in the series, Vampire's Hunger, I felt the love scenes combined with the colorful language used had this one leaning toward an erotic read, but poised precariously on the fence.

  • Marta Cox
    2019-05-06 15:59

    Second book in this post apocalyptic series featuring vampires, zombies and the odd necromancer! Civilisation could well be on the brink of extinction but if humans and paranormals band together just maybe they can find a way to survive.Kimber is a necromancer and she blames herself for unleashing something dark from the other side which is turning humans into zombies. She's finally allowed Duncan the vampire leader into her life and bed but her troubles are far from over. Duncan has allowed some surviving humans to live under the shelter of the vampires in exchange for blood but not everyone is happy and the cracks are starting to show .Kimber is trying to find a way to banish the taint that causing the zombie outbreak but her powers have taken a strange turn and the vampires are starting to distrust her. Duncan has noticed that the woman he loves is struggling with something but Kimbers not telling him everything. Growing unrest and panic as supplies start to run out will test resolve but Kimbers whole life is about to change , forever!I really liked the first book Hunger but I'm not sure that this story lived up to expectations. I won't ruin the end of this story but things felt a little wrapped up too easily for this reader. I really liked the idea of a human necromancer banding together with a vampire to fight zombies and the addition of sexy Fae only added to the mix. What let it down was a lack of growth for these characters. It took me a while to like Kimber initially but her fearlessness and loyalty won me over but at times I just failed to believe in her feelings for Duncan. There's lots of hot sex between Duncan and Kimber but I like a book that's strongly plot driven and this just didn't deliver on its promise.As I mentioned I'm not completely sold on the way this book ended but there's clearly room for more to come from these characters. I really liked the world building and would like to know a lot more . The Fae have hardly been explored and what we did see of them felt quite rushed. The vampires are very interesting and I'd certainly like to spend more time with them and learn their back stories. So in conclusion I really enjoyed spending time with these characters but the story felt a little too short but then I always want more! It's very well written with a unique take on zombies and their possible origins. Such a sexy read and I loved the passionate Duncan. Is there more to come? I'd like to hope so as Kimber and Duncan are not quite out of the woods yet and I'd love to see how their future pans out. Oh and it would be a crime not to mention that gorgeous cover, yum!

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    2019-04-28 21:58

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy The second in The Awakening series, VAMPIRE’S THIRST follows immediately after VAMPIRE’S HUNGER, and I was excited to see what Kimber and Duncan were going to do next. Turns out, it was have a bunch of sex, and fight. A bit more on the erotic side than most books we review here on All Things Urban Fantasy, VAMPIRE’S THIRST could have been so great, but unfortunately it fell flat for me, with characters behaving in a nonsensical manner in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, nearly a complete lack of world building, and a mish-mash of tangents that were annoying from the main plot.From the fenced in road the vampires want to build from Cleveland to Akron, to the humans who lived in the compound (safely) but wanted to be able to go out to the park to exercise (did they forget the world was overrun by zombies?) VAMPIRE’S THIRST was frequently just so ridiculous that I wanted to laugh hysterically, which I’m guessing is not what the author was going for. Most of the time, the ridiculous parts were also distractions from the main plot line, which was (I think?) the necromancers’ plan to kill all the zombies magically. That part was the most interesting, and had it gotten more page time, I think the whole book could have been a lot better.Since the plot of VAMPIRE’S HUNGER started nearly immediately after Kimber precipitated the zombie apocalypse, we didn’t get much of a chance to see the world that Garner had come up with. There was not much said about the existence of the vampires, the fae, or the necromancers, and how they interacted with humans. This was frustrating to say the least, and it continued in VAMPIRE’S THIRST. Instead, I felt that Garner used the supernatural elements as a way of writing herself out of a corner, with little to no explanation for them.Whereas VAMPIRE’S HUNGER had a cohesive plot along with some hot sexual tension and chemistry between Duncan and Kimber (though it was light on the world building as well), VAMPIRE’S THIRST veered so far away from that formula that unless you were looking for even more passionate sex scenes (to say it mildly), you’d likely be disappointed. I will say that at the very least, it was action-packed and the writing was good, but that isn’t enough to keep me coming back to the series if there’s a book three.Sexual content: Multiple explicit sex scenes

  • Laura Greenwood
    2019-05-05 19:00

    Review forthcoming on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...I received a copy of Vampire's Thirst, book 2 of the Awakening series, from Netgalley in exchange for my review.Having gained control of the Vampire compound, Duncan and his girlfriend, Kimber, should have time to settle down in their relationship, even if there are Zombies outside the gates. But Kimber hasn't been feeling herself, with part of the Unseen in her she is becoming more and more aggressive towards everyone, even Duncan, and to make things worse, she realises that her hormones are going haywire being pregnant. Despite learning that she is not at fault for causing the apocalypse, Kimber is now more determined than ever to find the solution to the zombies, and restore the world to rights.Link to GoodreadsLink to amazonMy first thought on finishing Vampire's Thirst is whether or not this is the last book in the series (I honestly hope not because I really enjoyed the style and the story) but at the same time it does feel like the story could satisfactorily end at this point. But regardless, I'll be looking into the authors other works!This book tied up a few loose ends from the first book, Vampire's Hunger, and that isn't just in relation to the relationship between Duncan and Kimber (whose full name is the very normal, Kimberly), or the cause of the apocalypse, but also in relation to Natalie and Aodhàn's relationship. I thought that it was good to be able to see more of the secondary characters than had previously been seen, it gave them more substance than they previously had.Another thing that I liked was the fact that all was not always well in Kimber and Duncan's paradise, they seemed to have quite a few problems in their relationship in this book, and unlike many book characters, they recognised that having sex wasn't necessarily the answer (not that they didn't enjoy it).The action, romance and supernatural balance in this book, and indeed in the series, is perfectly balanced, and it is a unique and interesting take on the zombie apocalypse (I've certainly never read anything with zombies and vampires in it before!)

  • Lexi
    2019-04-30 20:39

    ** I received a copy in exchange for an unbiased and honest review**Review: 4.5 starsGeneral: Please note that this is a not a standalone. I was unaware and assumed based on the blurb. While I did not have a lot of trouble catching up, I did find it a little too assuming in some places and think adding an indicator that it is a book 2 in a series would help a lot for readers.While the title of the book rubbed me the wrong way the story itself was amazing! I hate on the nose title’s and this felt that way to me. However, the story was so beautifully done. The world building alone was an immense task and sucked me into the devastating world – though it took some effort which may have been to me jumping in book 2. I found the plot was a little comical at times, but that has been a trend in Urban Fantasy, just not one I particularly like. I loved the danger and the connection between Kimber and Duncan. The book had a great way of placing you so firmly in Kimber’s mind I couldn’t help but feel her part in the story. It’s a great tale that I think did a lot of things right and am interested to learn more about Kimber and Duncan – both past and the next book.Overall I truly enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read book 1 to see if some of the black spots in book 2 come together.

  • Kari
    2019-05-25 00:04

    Vampire's Thirst picks up fairly shortly after Vampire's Hunger left off. I enjoyed this one as much as the first book. I would advise reading this series in order as you will miss some back story as to how the zombie apocalypse came about. In this one, Kimber tries to come up with a way to stop the nightmare that has taken over the world. I won't tell you if she and her friends succeed. My biggest observation about the book is that I thought it really could have been combined with the fist one. Not a ton happens in the story other than more love scenes. So had the first book been expanded, it really could have been one longer book and not stretched into two. I would have liked to see Natalie 's love life explored more. I'm not sure if there is going to be a next book in the series, but I hope there is a continuation as there are a number of great characters I would like to know more about.

  • Amber
    2019-04-27 19:05

    Another great installment to the series. This one is even more action filled and sexier than the first! Not much time has passed between the first book and this one. Duncan is trying to make the compound even safer for the humans. While Kimber is still working on a way to try and stop the zombies.Kimber is definitely very moody in this one. She's battling the unseen that's inside her and finding out that she's pregnant. She doesn't want to raise a child in this environment and knows that she has to find a way to stop it. Duncan is wanting to protect Kimber but knows that she has to delve into her necromantic powers to try and stop the apocalypse. Even if it is a risk to himself.This one is a whole lot steamier than the first. Amongst all the zombies and vampires they still are all over each other. They have amazing chemistry and I love them as a couple.I was a little disappointed that it ended so fast. I can only hope for more in this series.

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-19 19:52

    I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Thank you.I didn't know this was the second book of this series so I would love to read the first book. In Vampire's Thirst there's a Zombie Apocalypse and Duncan MacDonnough is the new leader of the Vampire compound that keeps the Vampires and Humans safe from Zombies. Humans volunteer to be blood donor's for the Vampires. Duncan's girlfriend Kimber figures out a plan to try to stop the Zombie Apocalypse.I love Vampire and Zombie books so I loved this book. The storyline was so interesting. I couldn't put this book down. I loved the romance between Duncan and Kimber. Duncan and Atticus are my favorite characters from the book. I was hoping Natalie would end up with Atticus at the end. I would love a book about Atticus. This was a great book and I definitely recommend it.

  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    2019-05-11 21:44

    3 STARS (I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review).Necromancer Kimber now lives with her lover Duncan in a compound where vampires and humans co-exist. As the two start to get closer Kimber discovers she is pregnant but keeps it from Duncan as she is not sure if her pregnancy is driven by evil. Duncan is aware of Kimber's distancing and is not sure what she is hiding but it could endanger them all.After I read the first book I was unsure if I wanted to continue the series as I was not really relating to the world created by Garner in her new series Awakening. While I enjoy her writing the plot itself did not really engage me. I think I will stop reading at this book and wait for a new series by Garner.

  • Cindyg
    2019-05-24 16:43

    Stellar read...Ms. Garner has knocked it out of the ball park again. Duncan and Kimber have their hands full, in not just in the war with the walking dead either...There's so much happening, Kimber is pregnant, trying to end the horror that walks outside the gates of their gated community while keeping herself in check. I hope some of the secondary characters get their stories told...Natalie...Aodhan...and my man, Atticus.Fast paced, action packed, and sexy all roll into one...what more can a girl ask for?The is definitely a must read book...You'll the this series....Highly Recommend...

  • Stacy
    2019-04-25 15:59

    I gave it 3.5/5 starsThere is not much of a break between book 1 and book 2. Safe in the Vampire Conclave Kimber works towards a cure for the outbreak. We get plenty of little surprises along the way as well as plenty of romance between Kimber and Duncan. Kimber's up and down emotions was a little annoying but you quickly get over that. I didn't feel like there was much growth with the characters but the end of the book did a good job of wrapping up the storyline. If your looking for a quick easy paranormal romance. This short series is for you. * This book was provided free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
    2019-05-23 16:02

    4 starsI really enjoyed this short series. Tons of zombie fighting, likeable characters, and smexy times. Full review soon

  • Khalia Hades
    2019-05-07 22:41

    What the crap. Someone should have warned of HOW FUCKING GOOD THIS BOOK IS! I need book one!

  • Renée
    2019-05-02 20:42

    Thank you so much again for this new series. I wish I had the next book in my hands right now. Also, I would like to see more of that sexy fey boy too.

  • Terri
    2019-04-26 15:53

    This was a satisfying conclusion to the zombie apocalypse. I'm a big fan of happily ever after even during the end of the world and this book delivered big time.

  • Tina
    2019-05-23 15:54

    Sequel to Vampire's Hunger, this book picks up where the first one left off.